The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.
Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.
These were the top-voted reforms in community development.
- community development -
1. Prioritize resident-driven community and economic development in South and West side neighborhoods.
2. Create a municipal public works jobs program focused on investment and job creation in neighborhoods most harmed by racial injustice.
3. Raise Chicago's minimum wage to $15 immediately, and index to keep up with inflation.
4. Establish Community Benefit Agreements for large-scale developments to prioritize hiring from local communities and unemployed Chicagoans.
5. Require all development projects using city resources, e.g. TIF funds, to create living-wage jobs and hire from high poverty neighborhoods.